We are open 7 days a week, from 10am.
Closed Monday & Tuesday evening.
Open all day Sunday.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
Brunel’s serve brunch with a difference, 4,8,4 lunch, early bird evening & fine dining evening experience. The most amazing cocktails and fine wines and local craft beers & cider. An award-winning restaurant in the heart of Newcastle, County Down providing fresh, local, seasonal cuisine. "Good food from the heart." Originally opening in 2014, we are set to open our new 70-seater restaurant in central Newcastle with a brand new state-of-the-art kitchen due to the high customer demand as a result of our outstanding reputation for service and fine dining. Focusing on bold and creative gourmet dishes, Brunel’s will use only the freshest in regionally sourced ingredients to create dishes that will both challenge and inspire, showcasing seasonal local fayre at it’s very best. It will be our mission to deliver exceptional quality, reasonably priced dishes, served in a relaxed environment by professional but friendly staff.
Everything was excellent at Brunel’s yesterday. Would certainly recommend it and will definitely come back! A restaurant of this calibre has been long overdue in Newcastle.
Amazing experience in Brunels again last night, we had beef tartare and the red mullet followed by the monkfish (and a side of champ)with chocolate fondant and the creme brûlée to finish. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented. The cocktails and wine were amazing. The staff are in a league of their own, dare I say they are ‘Brunels gurus’ their knowledge on the food, ingredients and wine they had to offer were exceptional, they seem dedicated to ensuring your dining experience is out of this world . Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed, great food, great imagination, beautiful cocktails, excellent value for money, amazing service, lovely atmosphere. Perfection.
Beautiful food, as always!!!
Love this restaurant, I have been to the original restaurant several times, love the style and atmosphere at the new restaurant, my only issue was there was 2 pannacotta on our menu which took the place of some other scrummy desert.
Very good all round food and service. First visit and will be back again
Excellent food, atmosphere and service
Very impressed, food was delicious and the place has a great feel and look.
Fantastic food with very attentive staff.
Didn’t love the menu. Additionally, many choices included onions in their preparation which one in our party did not care for.
Excellent food and drink in a relaxed setting. Will be back for sure.
Lovely spot, great food.
Another fab experience- spectacular setting, amazing atmosphere and commendable customer service. The timely wait between courses is testament to fresh food (jawbox sea trout was outstanding) and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the gin and company! We will be back again soon. Thank you
Food and service excellent. One of group wasn’t too keen on the ‘sea lettuce’ but everything else was pretty perfect.
Fabulous, brought 2 friends they were so impressed, I am ashamed to say I never asked our waitress her name but she has dark hair lovely tan, lovely woman who is passionate about her job, the food, the wine she is an asset to your business...I’m back in again on Saturday and can’t wait 😊
Excellent food loved it the only thing I think is missing is place mats apart from that there was no fault friendly helpful staff will definately be back
Had Sunday lunch here and the atmosphere was really relaxed, service spot on and the food absolutely gorgeous! Am so delighted to recommend Brunels to everyone I meet!
Delicious food and great service!
I think you need to revisit this website as every time you move on to rate a different element it removes stars from the previous category. Overall we were well pleased and will return
Decor, atmosphere, food, drink (Copeland strawberry and basil) and value for money all absolutely fantastic! The wait between courses was a little longer than expected but that is testament to the freshness of the food and understandable restaurant popularity.
Attractive, ambient restaurant which has a unique take on dining out. Many originally crafted dishes to sample, once one moves away from the standard steak fare, so prevalent along the Antrim coast. Great house wines, all sampled! at decent prices. Only reservation, was the ribeye steak my partner's choice, which was rather ordinary for a an extraordinary price £28 not including sides!. Hope to return in the future to avail of the early bird menu and try out more intriguing morsels!
Super food. Lovely portion size. Quality over quantity. Excellent.
Excellent dining experience, food was amazing
I chose Brunels as this was a special family occasion and the seating time was booked for 1700 with the table to be returned at 2000. I was obviously surprised to be told at 1910 that we needed to vacate the table as there was another booking especially as we only received our main course at 1830. When I questioned this I was told that the online booking system was incorrect, they had a multitude of issues with it for months, there was nothing that could be done and I should have called to book despite nothing of the sort being advertised online. This was a very disappointing outcome as we the food was excellent, we were enjoying finishing our drinks and this was a rude and shocking exit.
Highly recommend experiencing Brunels, excellent food , atmosphere, service
The food was lovely, but the live music was so loud I couldn’t hear my boyfriend speak. We had to shout to have a conversation. We rushed through our meal and didn’t stay for coffee just to get outside into the quiet ASAP. Went back to our hotel for some coffee and two ibuprofen!